At Sunday afternoon’s American Idol FOX TCA panel, the gang took quite a few pot shots at The Voice. Coach, Adam Levine, tells Zap2it.com what he thinks of the digs from the Idol camp, particularly Randy Jackson.
“That’s a little cheap,” Levine says of Randy Jackson’s snark that The Voice uses “second chance people” and that the show’s swivel chairs are a rip-off of Star Trek. (Via Zap2it) (edited)
“People try out for whatever shows they want to try out for,” Levine reasons to Zap2it about his series, which NBC is giving a second-season launch immediately after Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday, Feb. 5. “It’s not like Publishers Clearing House shows up at your house and says, ‘Congratulations! You’ve won the chance to be on this show.’ That’s bull****, and everyone knows that.
“Any sort of personal attack, to me, is just a form of vulnerability and insecurity,” adds Levine. “To poke fun is one thing, and we’ve fired back and forth at each other, but there’s never been any malicious intent.
“Naturally, a competition does exist, because the shows are similar … but it’s ‘American Idol.’ It’s not going anywhere. It’s the biggest show on Planet Earth. We’re just interested in doing our thing.”
“If they’re [American Idol is] the gold standard,” Levine says, “then we can be the platinum standard. I’ll play nice.” Volley returned! What say you Idol? Heh.